Welcome to RRBC 2016 Book & Blog Party!

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Hello and welcome to the Rave Reviews Book Club 2016 Book & Blog Party! Coming to you today from ‘Welcome to the World of Suzanne Burke’ … Located in Sydney, Australia.


Here’s what I am giving away today !

One (1) E-Book copy of “Acts Beyond Redemption” My Psychological Thriller.

One (1) E-Book copy of “Empty Chairs” Book 1 of my Biography.

One (1) E-Book  copy of “Faint Echoes of Laughter” Book 2 of my Biography.


# Number of WINNERS for this stop = 3.

Each Winner may choose which of my books they receive.


All Aussies love a great party! No party would be complete without some fun, so below I have shared with you some facts about my Beautiful Home of Australia.





Australian Funnel Web
  • If you read about our spiders you might not like this: the average person swallows three spiders a year. NOT OF THE SIZE ABOVE! Eeeeek!


  • We have over 6000 species of flies, about 4000 species of ants, and there are about 350 species of termites in Australia.

  • Australia has the world’s largest population of wild camels with one hump.

Camel with one hump for blog party


  • The Tasmanian Devil does exist, and it has the jaw strength of a crocodile.

  • Sharks are immune to all known diseases.

  • There are more than 150 million sheep in Australia, and only some 20 million people.

We all appear to have a rather peculiar sense of humor (See definition of “understatement”)

You have no need to worry too much about swimming in our tropical waters, the box-jellyfish, blue ringed Octopus, and crocodiles won’t cause much of a problem, because the Great White Sharks have eaten them all. (I did warn you!) Sigh.


To give you time to slow down your heart rate take a look at my books.

I’d like to introduce you to my books and I do hope that you will find the time to check them out.  

 Acts Beyond Redemption Book 1 (Unintended Consequences)

Acts Beyond Redemption cover


In Book 1 of the ‘Unintended Consequences’ series, Acts Beyond Redemption takes you on a twisted, deadly journey.

Mike Matheson is head of a Special Task Force set up by the F.B.I to track down and apprehend the serial killers responsible for 18 brutal murders.

He and his team are exhausted, frustrated, and ready to burn out after almost five years and no leads.

Nothing in their experience has prepared them for this.

Nothing in their imaginations could conceive of the truth hidden in plain sight.

Someone on the inside, someone very powerful, is deflecting their weary eyes away from a truth too incomprehensible to be permitted to exist.

Revealing it and those that set it in motion would bring the most powerful country on earth to its knees. The corridors of power shake.

Who will be buried in the shattered remains of a country where freedom and honor are treasured above all things?

Just how far will those elected to protect and defend go, to keep the American dream alive?

Acts Beyond Redemption on Amazon


Empty Chairs Book 1 (Standing Tall and Fighting Back) Suzanne Burke writing as Stacey Danson.

Empty Chairs Amazon cover
My Biography Book 1.

Stacey Danson, lived through and beyond horrific child abuse. This book tells of her brutal beginnings, the streets of Sydney at the age of eleven were preferable to the hell she endured at home.

She ran, and those streets became her home for five years. She was alone, ill, and afraid. Stacey also had an unshakeable belief that she would do more than just survive her life. She would not allow her future to be determined by the horrors of her past.

She reached out for something different; there had to be more to life; if she could only find it.

She had a dream of a life where pain and humiliation had no place. She was determined to find that life. Empty Chairs is the beginning of the journey.

It’s time.

Empty Chairs on Amazon


 Faint Echoes of Laughter. Book 2 (Standing Tall and Fighting Back) Suzanne Burke writing as Stacey Danson.

Faint Echoes best promo cover.
Faint Echoes of Laughter Book 2 of my Biography.

The shocking and spirited sequel to the much-praised ‘Empty Chairs’. Life on the streets of Sydney was preferable to the nightmare Stacey Danson had survived in the hell that was home.

She hit the streets running at the age of eleven, and armed with a flick-knife and a fierce determination to live a different life, she began the journey from the 1960s to today. For those that came to know ‘Sassy girl’ in ‘Empty Chairs’, and for those caring people that asked how her life worked out from there, ‘Faint Echoes of Laughter’ continues the story.

For those that haven’t met her yet, this book stands alone as a tribute to the kindness of strangers, the loyalty of true friendships and the way things really are on the streets of any town … anytime.

Faint Echoes of Laughter on Amazon


Once again, thanks for stopping by!   Good luck on winning my giveaways!  I’ll see you at the next stop of this awesome BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY!








131 thoughts on “Welcome to RRBC 2016 Book & Blog Party!

    1. Hi, Brent! You know, I’ve never considered myself brave for writing my story. It was something that I had promised a brave little girl a long time ago, that I would write. If it helps raise awareness then it will have been worth the journey. Thanks so much for dropping by.😊


  1. Wonderful post, Suzanne. Fascinating tidbits to share…I had no idea sharks have such awesome immune systems. And that’s certainly a lot of sheep! Can you imagine a simultaneous “bah”?! 🙂
    I deeply commend your courage and grace for writing and sharing your journey. It’s such an inspirational story, and a must read for me.
    It’s a real pleasure learning more about you and your work. I’m so pleased that you joined the club. Have an awesome party day! Cheers. 🙂

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    1. Hi, Natalie! I’m still giggling at the simultaneous “Bah”… although of course a simultaneous “Bah-B-Que” would be a lot worse. Sigh! 😂
      My biographical works are certainly not easy to read. However, if just one child is spared the horror, because someone’s eyes are opened, it will have been worth the journey.

      I am celebrating the day I made the decision to join RRBC. I have never encountered a more supportive and caring group of people.

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  2. Hi Suzanne! I enjoyed your post so much as you took us through Australian life. Its really nice to meet you and get to know you. I have your books on my radar now. Good luck!

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    1. Hi, Linda! I’m delighted that you enjoyed the post. I do hope everyone felt engaged, I love the interaction. Thanks for taking an interest in my work. I’m having such a lovely time.

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    1. Hi, Linda … so very many of the folks that have commented have registered phobic about the spider! I have no fear of them myself just a healthy respect. But … snakes on the other hand…eeeek! Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.


  3. Happy blog tour day! I hope it’s going well. I loved all of your tidbits about Australia (I’m ashamed that I didn’t realize that the whole US could nearly fit into Australia!) and your book info. Best of luck to you! 😉

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    1. Hi, Cheri G, and thanks for stopping by, I don’t consider it an oddity, to find insects fascinating, I find them that way as well. Snakes on the other hand, uh-uh…no way! Thanks for stopping by.


    1. Hi, Bruce and thanks for stopping by. The Australian tourism board may be after my scalp! The spiders don’t bother me, it’s the things that eat the spiders I worry more about. lol


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